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Being tagged as a “spin-off” has not fazed Spider-Man: Miles Morales, as recent sales figures show that despite launching just back in November, it has already outsold the highly controversial The Last of Us Part II and the generally loved Ghost of Tsushima in the US over the last 12 months. It would be fair to point out that Miles Morales launched on both the PS4 and PS5, but the numbers show that it is the fifth best-selling game of NPD March 2021 overall and 2nd when in terms of PS5 and PS4 software, with Ghost of Tsushima being in 8th place. This feat is more impressive when you compare it further against the other titles on the list like Animal Crossing: New Horizons and Mario Kart 8, which are constant best-sellers for the Switch. While it would be quite misleading because some of these titles have already been out…

If you’ve been spending on Primogems and not getting that dream 5-star pull, well now you can spend more on your next-gen console as the PlayStation 5 version of Genshin Impact will finally drop on April 28, bringing with it 4K support, enhanced textures, and faster loading times. The announcement on the PlayStation Blog also details the arrival of the much awaited v1.5 update entitled “Beneath the Light of Jadeite”, introducing a ton of new content and new characters. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4Z6P_2Gyv98 Headlining the update are the addition of the new characters, Eula and Yanfei. Eula is the Captain of the Knights of Favonius Reconnaissance Company and is a Cryo Claymore user, while Yanfei is a young half-human, half-illuminated beast and is a 4-star Pyro Catalyst user. You’ll also be facing up against new foes, such as Azhdaha the “Lord of Vishaps” and the Abyss Lector: Violet Lightning. Genshin Impact is now…

What rumors, you ask? Well, earlier today, social media was abuzz with a rumor floating around that apparently, Square Enix (yes, that Square Enix), is being targeted by multiple parties for acquisition. This comes from a report by Bloomberg Japan, and has been circulating throughout the day, sparking rumors of another acquisition of the same level as the Bethesda acquisition. The report itself didn’t contain too many details, and social media had been throwing around names like Microsoft and Sony and Tencent as the possible buyers of the Japanese media giant. Just recently, the report has been denied, and by none other than Square themselves. Square Enix have put out a statement, saying that “We do not consider selling off the company or any part of its businesses, nor have we received any offer from any third party to acquire the company or any part of its businesses.” https://twitter.com/serkantoto/status/1382980496678809602 If…

Netflix have announced that their upcoming Resident Evil CG anime series entitled Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness is scheduled to premiere on the subscription service in July. A short trailer was also revealed, showing Claire Redfield and Leon Kennedy fighting off a zombie invasion on the White House. The animation quality is pretty good, and it’ll be interesting to see how this turns out, especially with the original voice actors Nick Apostolides and Stephanie Panisello reprising their roles for this series. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mOAXaPVtD0 No exact date was announced, but we don’t have to wait for too long as Resident Evil: Infinite Darkness makes its way to Netflix in July.

During the recently concluded Resident Evil Showcase, Capcom revealed a whole bunch of details for the upcoming game, including demos and the return of Mercenaries. As per the official Resident Evil Village website, the target resolution and frame rate outputs have also been revealed. To no surprise, the next-gen systems such as the PlayStation 5 and Xbox Series X will be fully capable of running the game at 4K HDR / 60 FPS with Ray Tracing off. Turning on RT will dip down the frames to 45 FPS. Impressively, the Xbox Series S will run the game at 1440p HDR 45 FPS without RT, and 1440p HDR 30 FPS with RT. For the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X, the target output is 1080p at 60 FPS, reaching 4K 30 FPS when set to resolution mode. The standard PS4 and Xbox One models will play the game at 900p 45…

During the recently concluded Resident Evil Showcase, Capcom have announced that a new Resident Evil Village demo will be making its way to players starting this weekend. It’s a pretty complicated setup, but we’re here to simplify everything for you. There will be 3 demos in total that fans of the game will be able to enjoy, with the first one actually happening this weekend. PlayStation users will get first dibs on these demos, with the last one being a full release on all platforms. Demo 1 and Demo 2 will only be playable for 30 minutes, while Demo 3 will be playable for 1 hour. Here’s the schedule of the demos: Resident Evil Village Demo 1 – “Village” (PS4 / PS5) North America: April 17, 5 PM PT – April 18, 1 AM PTEurope: April 18, 7 PM CEST – April 19, 3 AM CESTAsia: April 18, 5 PM…

During the Resident Evil Showcase, which featured a bunch of announcements such as a limited-time demo along with a new trailer. Among all of these, one thing that would be very familiar to long-time players of the series will be the return of the highly requested Mercenaries mode. Mercenaries is basically a mode that has arcade style gameplay where players explore certain locations and reach the end zone within a time limit in exchange for rewards. You can check out a short gameplay snippet in the video below courtesy of IGN: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQ3C2t-c9wA From the video, the gameplay looks very fast-paced and exciting, featuring the shop which players can access in between areas if they want to purchase weapons and consumables. Abilities can now also be equipped, which gives the player certain perks such as more handgun damage or faster movement, allowing for different “builds” depending on the style of play.…

Sony have announced that Days Gone will be riding its way to the PC via Epic Games and Steam with a release date confirmed for May 18, 2021. As per a post on the PlayStation Blog, Days Gone will have 21:9 ultra-wide monitor support, unlocked framerates, improved visuals, mouse and keyboard support, and all post-launch content. Days Gone follows Horizon Zero Dawn as part of a lineup of games from Sony that will be making its way to the PC. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TZxTwRQY_M Days Gone is an open-world action game set in the high-desert of the Pacific Northwest two years after a mysterious global pandemic has decimated the world, killing most but transforming millions into mindless, feral creatures. In the middle of it all is Deacon St. John, a bounty hunter and drifter who lives in the lawless wilderness outside the civilian encampments. The system requirements for the game can be seen below, as per…

It’s been quite a while since we last heard of anything related to the franchise. Apart from Oscar Isaac’s casting for the movie, there’s been very little to go by except for far-fetched rumors. Recently, social media has been abuzz due to hints that some Metal Gear news may be happening soon. A recently created Twitter Account named Tom Olsen, who is a “Born and bred NYer. Maintenance Technician at the Big Shell.” according to his profile, has been tweeting mundane maintenance stuff from the location. Fans of the MGS franchise will know that Big Shell is a marine facility near Manhattan, and the site from which MGS2 is focused on. https://twitter.com/TheTomOlsen/status/1382425632001433602 https://twitter.com/TheTomOlsen/status/1382452687376162820 It could be argued that the account is simply a troll account, but a recent reply from the official Metal Gear account is now fanning the flames, sparking rumors of something big going on behind the scenes.…

Revealed during the Nintendo Indie World Showcase, Private Division and Roll7 have announced that OlliOlli World is coming to the PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Switch, and PC. This skateboarding action-platformer marks a bold new direction in this critically acclaimed franchise and is bursting with personality. Players flip and flow through Radland, a vividly vibrant world full of colourful characters, as they search for the mystical skate gods on their quest for Gnarvana. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X2g1rlb9XvA In OlliOlli World players can customise character’s looks, tricks, and style before they explore levels with multiple paths, discovering all the hidden secrets of this gorgeous skate utopia. “We couldn’t be happier to finally bring the vision we’ve always had for the OlliOlli series to life with this ambitious new evolution. We wanted to embrace the weird, wonderful, and diverse side of skateboarding culture with a game that’s all about going on a road trip with your friends,…

Resident Evil Village, the latest installment in the long running series, is making some changes to highlight the upgrade system and make it an integral part of the experience. Thanks to a sneak peek from Game Informer, we get to see how Ethan can work to even out the odds against Lady Dimitrescu and the other fiends in the Village, which includes upgrading various aspects of your arsenal and yourself through the in-game NPC called The Duke. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v-hd-76EAPE At one point in the video, Ethan can be seen hunting the various wildlife found in the game, which in turn he can cook with and gain various permanent upgrades in the game. Resident Evil Village also comes with currency called Lei, which can be obtained by killing off the foes in the game, either by picking it up directly or by selling various items. This offers players who are a bit…

In our last article that featured Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge, it was said to be released for “consoles”, and now one of those consoles have been confirmed as Nintendo Switch as announced at the Nintendo Indie World Showcase. This game is pretty perfect for the Switch! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GemOAwU-9fo This new trailer features a lot of gameplay segments, which hearkens back to the arcade beat-em-up days of yore where the highly popular Turtles game was a hit amongst fans growing up to the TV series. We’re looking forward to this game as it launches later this year. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Shredder’s Revenge is coming to PC and Nintendo Switch later in 2021.

GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon is an interesting sidescroller presented with an ukiyo-e artstyle seen in games like Capcom’s Okami and Platinum Games’ World of Demons. As one of Konami’s most recent releases announced at the Nintendo Indie World Showcase, this game feels like a Castlevania-style roguelike presented with the artstyle aforementioned. https://youtu.be/n-8uVHMdscg From the gameplay presented, your hero will face off against the rogues gallery of Japanese folklore such as yokai and oni with a fast-paced Castlevania style gameplay. Punctuating each intricately designed level are large bosses that will of course present epic fights. The art style is definitely amazing and the gameplay looks fun to boot. GetsuFumaDen: Undying Moon will be out on Nintendo Switch on 2022.

In a surprise one more game reveal during the Nintendo Indie World Showcase, Oxenfree II Lost Signals has been revealed for later this year. As a nominee for Best Game Narrative in Game Awards 2016, Oxenfree is one of my favorite games of the eighth generation and it’s definitely one of the titles I’m now looking forward to forthcoming 2021. https://youtu.be/RqXKb3BGVWE The story so far is a group of friends embark on a night out on a deserted island and find a cryptic signal on the beach that traps them in an irreversible time loop. As you spend the next five hours of this iteration, you will have to investigate the mysteries of the island as well as resolving past relationship issues with your companions. All to the tune of some dope synth wave. In this sequel– Is. Leave. Possible. We’ll find out later this year.

After being announced countless times in many games showcases, Cris Tales finally reveals a definite date of July 20 for its launch date, making it one of the games on our top picks for the month. Briefly shown during the Nintendo Indie World Showcase, this upcoming turn-based RPG uses a time-bending mechanic that allows you to influence events in the past, present, and future to progress in the game. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y6kRFUYKE3c A limited run collectors edition for the game has also been revealed previously and it features some gorgeous bonuses that make it a must buy for players looking forward to the game. Cris Tales is scheduled for a July 20 release for the PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series, Switch, PC, and Stadia.